Ohio’s public libraries now have a new resource, Northstar Digital Literacy, for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology. Northstar Digital Literacy is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. To access Northstar, please click here.
Interactive digital literacy test topics include:
- Basic Computer Skills
- Internet Basics
- Using Email
- Windows and Mac Operating Systems
- Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Google Docs
- Career Search Skills
- Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
- Social Media and Your Digital Footprint
Ohio library access to Northstar is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
The video below provides a brief, helpful introduction to Northstar. And don't forget: WCDPL staff are just a library visit or phone call away at (419) 352-5050 if you need more help.